But I don't think that should stop me. This has been a quilt top for months. It's high time to make it into a whole quilt. Not that it's promised to anyone, god forbid. It's that I can't let the damn thing chump me another day. In The Modern Quilt Workshop, Kerr and Ringle (first I called them Weeks and Pringle) talk about the importance of doing a maquette before working full-scale quilts. Maquettes, mock-ups, drafts, models, muslins, and swatches are so not my bag, but babies I like. I especially like how small their things are, and the fact that if you jack up something and give it to them, they don't complain. They find a way to live with it, love it even. Bless those babies.
So this is kind of my maquette before I get down to business on the lazy gal's quilt, and at the same time, I do want to foist it on some unsuspecting baby someday.
I'm not the only one thinking, Babies! Eureka! Here's a wonderful and informative piece on a collaboration between Kerr and Ringle and an organization that employs developmentally disabled people. The quilts are so adorable. Of course I want to buy one. And Pearl is a genius for her gum wrapper idea, which I am going to steal.